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EcoBroker Education in Raleigh May 21-23


USGBC Triangle Chapter and the Association Energy and Environmental Real Estate Professionals (AEERP) partnered up to sponsor the 3-day EcoBroker Certification course Monday-Wedneday this week.  What a treat to have CEO John Beldock instructing!  He’s so passionate about EcoBroker, knowledgeable … Continue reading

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ENERGY STAR Adoption – NCEEA 2nd Annual Summit-Part II


So, is 30% significant?  You betcha!!!    NC is now in the 25% club along with the early adopters in the SW.  NC catapulted to the top quartile by more than doubling the market penetration from 2008-2010.  2012 numbers are expected … Continue reading

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Electric cars…cordless charging!!!


Cordless charging is a game changer allowing people without a garage to own an electric car and the added bonus is that Evatran is local to the Triangle. Last March I test drove the Nissan LEAF and was enchanted with the … Continue reading

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More green than shamrocks in Raleigh in March


While thousands were wearing the green at yesterday’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, others are starting their greens in the garden. Notable news, NCSU scientists have perfect a new mildew resistant strain of the spring beauty, the dogwood tree. According to N&O … Continue reading

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Recycling electronics


It’s this time of the year that folks are upgrading laptops and getting new electronic toys!  One of my favorite places, Purple Elephant has closed its doors after 5 years. As of JULY 1, 2011, Computer Equipment is BANNED FROM … Continue reading

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6th Annual Green Home Tour this weekend and next


the 6th Annual Green Home Tour sponsored by the Green Home Builders of the Triangle starts tonight with homes open Saturday and Sunday this weeekend (May 14-15) and next (May 21-22) In case you haven’t seen this already it is … Continue reading

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Happy Earth Day!


Today is the traditional Earth Day celebration that started over three decades ago.  I was struck by a few statements in the history on the official website, http://www.earthday.org. First, it was a national movement supported by Republicans and Democrats Massive … Continue reading

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Celebrate the green season..spring is here in glory!


Nothing can be finer than to be in Carolina…in the spring time! The blooming shrubs, flowering trees, and spring flowers have been spectacular this spring.  I have enjoyed photographing trees the spectacle from leaves unfolding to night time studies of … Continue reading

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HBA of Raleigh-Wake County Spring Home Tour


The Raleigh-Wake County Home Builder Association Third Annual Spring Home Tour is this weekend…yikes!  It snuck up on me.  I’m so used to promoting the Green Home Builders of the Triangle Green Home Tour in May that I forgot the … Continue reading

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